Thursday, 22 March 2012

Yesterday, today and always . . .



As I look back down through the seasons of my life . . . I can see where I have spent a lot of years thinking about what it would be like when . . .

When I was a girl, it was what will life be like when I get married? Then it was, what will life be like when I have children . . .

What will life be like when my fledglings fly the nest? What will it be like when I become a grandmother . . .



Now . . . I know the answers to all of those questions. My "what will it be like" answers have all been revealed, and in the past few years I have stopped wondering and pondering future events. I have come to realize and accept that there is a great truth about life . . .

As each season of our lives arrives . . . it will be what it will be. There is an appointed time for everything to occur. God is with me in the future, just as He has been throughout my journey . . .by my side, guiding my steps . . . for every event, be it bad or be it good, and everything in between.



We have today. Beautiful, wonderful today . . . tinged with the joy of yesterday's memories and the promise of future anticipations . . . today is our reality. Today is our day, our time . . . to do . . . to be . . . to accomplish . . . to fulfill . . . to realize our purpose and reason for living.

Let's now waste our todays in regret about the things of the past that we cannot change or worrying about the things of the future which are out of our control. Let's just make today the very best today that it can be.

Just my thoughts this morning

"For surely there is an end; and thine expectation shall not be cut off."
~Proverbs 23:18




Look at what I did yesterday afternoon. Todd was quite surprised, but he said that he liked it. It is completely different than what I usually do. I think I like it. I'm not ready to leave colour behind, but once in a while it can be quite dramatic to work in just black and white. What do you think??? As usual this is available as a card or as a print.



Cooking in The English Kitchen today, a delicious Chicken Divan Casserole.

“God is eagerly waiting for the chance to answer your prayers and fulfill your dreams, just as he always has. But he can't if you don't pray, and he can't if you don't dream. In short, he can't if you don't believe.”
~Jeffrey R. Holland


6 comments:

Sybil said...

It is funny that the older we get the lss we feel the need to dream ..dosn't mean that we don't wonder what might lie ahead but we are wise enough to leave it to God to help us through whatever the future may be.
Hope you are enjoying this lovely weather we are having..
Love sybil xx

Tracey Steele said...

For many years now I have stopped worrying about what will be and have enjoyed living in the present. It is difficult to do at first, but it makes for a much happier life. We all have to plan to a point, but worrying about things that may, or may not happen is so futile.
Walking in the sunshine this morning was a great way to start the day.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

There is a season for everything and it's up to us to make the most of the present moment we've been given. Wishing away our lives is a terrible mistake. One day at a time is enough. I'm thankful for each one. Hope your Thursday is a wonderful one.

Tracy said...

Very good thoughts & musing today, Marie! I'm not so preoccupied with the past anymore, nor the far future. I do dream though, as it's good to have some dreams, I think. But they are different to the dreams I had when I was younger. I suppose they're more goals than dreams in some ways. But I love what you say, and take much to heart this--"Let's make today the very best today that it can be." LOVELY new illustration! It is a bit different than your "usual," I like the drama of the all black & white--very fresh, very fun! Great recipe today too. I've not had Chicken Divan in a loooong time. Wishing you all there a happy weekend early as I'll be off-line a bit from tomorrow through the weekend. We take Charlie to the vet for his annual teeth clean. Just hoping he won't be sick post-anesthetic like last time. So the day may be unpredictable. Saturday we are out & about. And Sunday we go to our niece's 10th birthday. 10 already... and asking for the "Twilight" films for gift...LOL! ;o) Anyway, catch up with you more soon. And hope we may get to chat too. LOVE YOU LOTS!! ((BIG HUGS))

laurie said...

beautiful writing today Marie, I also think your new work is beautiful, I love the simplicity of it.

Jan's Blog said...

Great story Marie. I too have quilts from my grandmother made from scrap material and remnants of worn out shirts, dresses, aprons, etc. I treasure these quilts and the history contained within them. And, I love the drawing, without color. For that particular piece it seems especially appropriate. Oh what I would give for your talent my lovely friend!!! Enjoy the day. Sending love and hugs, Jan